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One side effect of living a digital lifestyle is the cable clutter that comes with it. We'll show you an easy cable organization ...
method that will let you take control of cable clutter. With this simple wire wrapping method, you can keep your ear buds from getting tangled, keep your power adapters organized and avoid having a huge rats' nest of wires.
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Taming cable clutter.
Andrew Moore-Crispin: Hi this is Andrew Moore-Crispin with your butterscotch.com tutorial on Taming cable clutter. Now we all have the million adapters, hundreds of earbuds, tons of USB cables that we need to keep organized, but we want to do without using masking tape, elastic bands or having a big wrap mess of wires. So we're going to show you a method that we devised here to keep control of this stuff. So we'll start with earbuds, because those are kind of the most tricky thing. So we can see here this is how you undo the bundle, we'll show you how to build in a second. All we have to do is that unwrap it and now we have an untangled set of earbuds, so now we'll show you how to do that wrapping.
We take the earbuds, because basically you want to start with the things that could be most difficult to insert trough the loop at the end, in this case its going to be the earbuds you'll understand in a moment. So we want to take your hand keep it straight and flat, we can open our fingers if you want a wider loop, in this case we'll just go with this, so wrapping around, wrapping around holding the earbuds in your thumb and little finger here wrapping around other three fingers. Now we leave a little bit of tail enough to wrap around the middle of the bundle. So we can take it off our fingers like this, take the tail to the left, wrap it around a couple of few times.
Now what we need to do is find the hole through the middle of the entire bundle here and insert the adapter or whichever end we've decided is going to be the easiest to insert. Now we can do this once usually it will hold but if it's a particularly difficult cable you might want to do it a couple of few times. Now we have a nice neat package that we can through in our pocket or in a bag. So we'll show you the method with one other cable as well. So we have here a power adapter, we'll have a ton of these sitting around if we're traveling, it's a, these things kind to get out of control.
So it unwraps like that and again we just have this bundle of wire and we can easily pull that out, so it makes so that it doesn't get tangled up. So we take the cable like this hold it in our thumb and little finger here, wrap it around our other three fingers and I find that if you leave a little bit of space between your fingers it makes it easier to take the cable off, so you're not actually binding your fingers together, just wrap it around a few times until we have enough of a tail left over to wrap around. Take the bundle of wires like this, wrap this around the middle, couple of few times, find the hole in the centre, but this through and again if its particularly difficult cable put it through again usually it's not necessary but sometimes you'll find that it is. So that's how to easily tame cable clutter and that's all there is to it.
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